Sunday 23rd February 2020
It’s Peter’s birthday and the first day of his enforced retirement. There’s a present for him on the table wrapped in blue tissue paper. But his wife, Mary, won’t come out of the back room. His daughter, Lia loves him dearly and wants to come and celebrate but Storm Lear is brewing. Her husband, Cal is pushing plans for Peter to sell his clifftop house. Peter is standing his ground.
After all, he is THE COASTGUARD and some things need to be protected to the death.
“a powerful, fascinating war-cry of a play”, “rich and real and heart-breaking”, “beautifully written and acted” – Audience Responses
“The Coastguard is a poignant & beautifully observed piece of drama. John Macneill skilfully commands the stage & draws us into his isolated & precarious life, as pressures from his family and the world beyond bear down on him. A story of our times.” Fin Irwin Managing Director Old Library Bodmin.
Mundic Nation (John Macneill and Marie Macneill) was formed to produce original, writer-led work in theatre and film. As well as co-producing Hell Fire Corner by DM Thomas at HfC, the company has made two short films for festival exhibition, and one which was nominated for a Celtic Media Festival Award in 2019.